The Riyadh Metro project is a consortium led by Bechtel which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company and Siemens.|
The consortium will be responsible for the design, construction, train cars, signalling, electrification and integration of Lines 1 and 2 of the new Riyadh Metro system.
Line 1 will stretch from north to south across Riyadh, covering 24 miles (38km). It will include 22 stations and four transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines. Much of Line 1 will be underground.
In contrast, Line 2 will be built mostly on a raised strip in the median of the planned freeway. This line will run east to west and will extend more than 15.7 miles (25km) with 13 stations and three transfer stations.
The new lines will feature stations powered by renewable energy and fully automatic trains.
The contract is the largest engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract in Bechtel's history and these lines, along with four others, will form the backbone of Riyadh's new public transportation network.
- Plans and coordinates engineering work on one extremely large complex project, more than one lesser project or designated large engineering assignments (program) within a global business unit.
- Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments.
- Is responsible for acting independently on engineering matters pertaining to the project, projects or designated large engineering assignments.
- Manages all engineering activities on a large, complex project/program or on multiple lesser size projects.
- Has full technical responsibility for planning, interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating the engineering assignments and activities on the project/program.
- Establishes/manages the overall engineering budget, maintains ownership, and ensures execution within approved budgets.
- Acts as the primary interface to the global business unit Operation Manager, Project Manager, Manager of Engineering and client for all engineering and personnel matters within the project/program.
- Establishes the Engineering Execution Plan that ensures: the project/program is executed in accordance with Engineering Department Procedures; Technical Risk Assessments are comprehensive and complete; Safety Practices are implemented; and statutory and company specific design reviews are undertaken and are in accordance with quality assurance (QA) procedures.
A. Supervision Received
- Receives administrative supervision from a global business unit Manager of Engineering/Engineering Manager in terms of broad general objectives and limits. Receives operational supervision from a Project Manager.
B. Supervision Exercised
- Exercises functional direction over assigned Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and Project Engineers.
- Participates in contacts with the client on matters relating to project engineering progress and quality. Participates, as appropriate, in contacts with prospective and present clients to help develop new business for the global business unit.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- In consultation with Manager of Engineering and Chief Engineers, makes the initial selection of project engineer management team (Project Engineers/Project Engineering Managers), and Engineering Supervisors on new projects, for engineering management/project management and client approval.
- Directs and provides technical and administrative guidance to assigned Project and/or discipline Engineers in the management of engineering projects.
- Reviews staffing plans on all assignments.
- Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
- Participates in project planning prior to proposals to provide technical guidance in the engineering and construction review of proposals.
- Inputs to, owns and reviews project schedules and approves staffing estimates for engineering personnel for new proposals and jobs as assigned.
- Keeps informed on the status of all projects involving assigned personnel with respect to schedule, budget, work quality and client satisfaction, and contributes leadership, experience and expertise in the solution of difficult problems.
- Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets.
- Reviews major changes or deviations in project scope, project material quantities, budget or schedule, and assists particularly with defining the change, obtaining accurate estimates of the hours involved, and recommending budget adjustment.
- Monitors the use of available engineering computer programs, technical advances and engineering management control techniques on the projects assigned.
- Formulates and recommends for approval, engineering plans and programs for assigned projects.
- Champions the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction on the project or program.
- Extensive technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and materials and applications of computers 2-D and 3-D computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) to engineering problems.
- Proficient knowledge of global business unit activities and operations including business development, legal, procurement, construction, environmental safety and health (ES&H), and quality assurance.
- Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs), Engineering Department Procedures, and project controls and design criteria in all engineering disciplines.
- Broad knowledge of administrative practices.
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in negotiation for dealing with client representatives.
- The above is normally acquired through:
- A recognized degree in architecture, engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited college or university, AND
- A professional license in an engineering discipline, or a license to practice architecture from a recognized licensing board, AND
- Specialized courses in relevant general engineering, architectural design or an appropriate engineering discipline, AND
- Extensive progressive work experience, including supervision, preferably in project and staff design engineering or architectural design or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.